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, and john layfield and susan fox. the white house and democratic leaders still pushing tax hikes. should they be? >> absolutely not, brenda. what i don't understand is how you can propose tax hikes without looking at what the scholars say, the studies say. look, if there was studies out there says raising taxes, great for the economy, i'd get behind it. but you know what, brenda? every single scholarly study for the past 15 years has said one thing: higher taxes, negatively impact growth. it's funny, forget all that, though. if you just look anecdotally, when the left wants to inhibit behavior, whether it's energy consumption or cigarette smoking or any one of the other things they have, what's the very first thing they do? they raise taxes! yet they say in this case, raising taxes is not going to affect economy. >> okay. gary, scholar is something we don't hear often on "bulls & bears." straight to susan. >> we need to put some of the recent numbers in context. yes, the percentage ticked up a little bit. but corporate earnings have been strong. the consumer confidence number tha
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they are the bulls and bears, toby, jonas max ferris, and gary b smith. and john, you say this gave the green light for new jobs? >> absolutely. look what happened in 1947. we had 5 million americans on strike and the taft-hartley act enacted despite president truman objections and led returning soldiers to one of the biggest economic booms the country had. and the president got his hand caught in the cookie jars and appointing czars and going around congress, we need jobs and this certainly helps with that. we don't need to worry about unions right now, we need jobs, this is putting the cart before the horse. >> brenda: the idea here, caroline, more regulation and federal interference in the private workplace means fewer jobs, do you buy that? >> not at all. when you look at what unions have done for us, over the years, getting rid of the 16 hour work week, they gave us weekends, and safer workplace environment, and as the unions-- >> well, that was a long time ago, a while back. >> that's true, but let's talk today. the fact that we had union busting in the the 60's and in the 80'
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>> that should be based off equal opportunity to compete. john: it should be barred government goes well beyond that. will happen when the referee blew the whistle or called the penalty? >> i am not sure that is a foul. [laughter] >> they would form committees. john: hearings, litigation, games go on for years. with instant replay that almost happened the nitpickers said every play must be reviewed to make sure it is fair. why not? that was a disaster it would stop the momentum, during this sunday's super bowl coaches can challenge but there is a limit, no more than six per team and the referees can look at the replay screen for no more than 60 seconds a limit on the search. that works. clear and simple rules than the rest get out of the way the rest get out of the way coverage. >> thanks, brian. we'll see you tomorrow. >>> wall street keeps on soaring. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since 2007. but main street is still hurting. unemployment rising. the economy? it's shrinking. gdp contracting last year for the first time in four years and consumer confidence tanking
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would see the effort by a returning to responsible fiscal policy. john: if washington was serious. the president looks seriously he is not. he ignores what he said seven years ago. senator obama said this it took 42 president's 224 years to run up $1 trillion of foreign debt to but this administration did that in five years. he was right. but no obama's administration ran up another $6 trillion. how was that possible? barack obama at believed this. >> barack obama has a debt problem into increase the debt limit. >> but president demands congress raise the debt limit without condition. i want the old obama back. then to one scaresebsite to buy these supermen. sebsite to buy and see you tomorrow and on the after the show show. >> brenda: stocks soaring with the dow surging toward 14,000. and now, a new court ruling could have the job market surging, too? hi, everyone, i'm brenda buttner, this is bulls and bears. the courts delivering a big blow to the white house and unions, deeming the president's recess appointments to the nation's labor board unconstitutional and some here say th